A key cog in the offensive attack for head coach Rick Bennett's Union hockey club the last 3 seasons has joined the Calgary Flames organization.

Josh Jooris, the only player in Union college Hockey history to notch a hat trick in his debut, has inked a 2 year entry level deal with Calgary. The Flames announced he will begin his play with Penticton and then compete for a spot with the big boys at training camp, which begins in September.

Jooris Spoke of his admiration for the school and vowed to come back and finish his education, saying " I fully intend on completing my degree in the near future.

Losing Jooris hurts. he is or was the current squads career leader in playoff scoring with 16 points, including 7 goals. He scored a pair of goals in Union's 1st round NCAA victory over Boston College in 2013. Jooris was big in the teams exciting run to the Frozen Four in 2011-2012. He finished this past season 4th in scoring for the club.

The Flames, in announcing the deal talked highly about Jooris's ability to combine size and grit to the attack, 2 qualities NHL teams love.